Archive for December, 2012

December 27th, 2012

Portable heater stand

I made this a couple of years ago for my portable heater that I got as a Christmas present. The heater worked great for my garage shop but was always running out of propane supplied by the two small cylinders held on the sides of the unit. Then I saw where a special hose could be used to connect the heater to a 20# propane tank. So this solution was devised to hold the tank out of sight and make the whole thing movable around the shop on casters.


December 26th, 2012

Drill station

For Christmas I received a Milwaukee M12 driver to match the drill that I have had for a couple of years now. So as I was unloading my loot to the garage, I realized that I need a way to organize all of this stuff so it wouldn’t junk up my work surface. And here is the result… A simple organizer to hold both drills and the extra batteries. It is 1/2” birch ply for the top and sides and 3/4” birch ply for the base and a little edge banding for good measure. The drill holes are 2 1/8” and the battery holes are 1 3/4”. Overall it was a fun project to use up some scraps and get to play with the drill press, table saw, and band saw.


December 3rd, 2012

Oak Footstool

I made this footstool to use around the house. It is based somewhat on the project featured in the January 2002 issue of FWW. The dimensions are 11.25” L x 15” W x 12” H. Instead of doing M&T joints, my base is biscuited together and uses pocket screws to hold the top on. The feet splay out at 10 degrees and are also beveled at 10 degrees. The finish is two coats of clear polyurethane.

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